NFL sacks Tom Brady for switching to iPhone 6

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he is upholding the four game suspension the league gave Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate earlier this year, all because the four-time Super Bowl champion refused to hand over his cellphone. The New England Patriot quarterback told fans this morning that he’s disappointed with the league’s decision, […]

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Apple boosts iCloud email encryption to keep out snoopers

Apple has added extra protection to iCloud’s outgoing email, making it harder for hackers, the NSA, or any other malicious spying groups to get their digits on your messages. A month after Apple promised to boost iCloud’s email security, a…Read more ›



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mLogic Debuts mBack External Hard Drive That Attaches to iMac and Apple Displays [Mac Blog]

mLogic today debuted a new lineup of mBack Zero-Footprint external hard drives designed to work in conjunction with the iMac and Apple Cinema Displays. The mBack, which comes in white and aluminum to match the design of Apple’s products, mounts directly to an iMac or Apple Display stand.

The hard drive comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models, uses USB 3.0, and is bus-powered so an adapter is unnecessary. It also comes equipped with a built-in cable and is Mac-formatted so it is Time Machine ready out of the box.

„mBack is the first external hard drive designed to mount directly to the stand of an iMac or Apple Display,“ said Roger Mabon, CEO of mLogic. „Now you can add up to 2TB of additional storage capacity to your system without cluttering up your workspace. The patent pending mBack is a simple and elegant zero-footprint storage solution that integrates seamlessly with late 2009 to current iMacs and Apple Displays.“

The mBack can be purchased from the mLogic website at $100, $150, or $260 for 500GB, 1TB or 2TB, respectively.




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Google CEO in Talks With NFL Commissioner for Sunday Ticket Deal [iOS Blog]

Google CEO Larry Page has had informal discussions with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other NFL executives that included talks about the NFL Sunday Ticket package that DirecTV currently holds the rights to, according to AllThingsD.

The current Sunday Ticket deal with the NFL – which sees DirecTV paying $1 billion a year – ends after the 2014-15 season and the NFL is likely looking to lock up the rights well before its contract with DirecTV ends.

A number of pundits have suggested that Apple, Google or Amazon could provide a huge boost to their streaming video services by buying exclusive rights to NFL Sunday Ticket – though it’s likely the price tag will cost quite a bit more than the current $1 billion per year.

Today, according to sources, Google CEO Larry Page, along with YouTube content boss Robert Kyncl, met with a delegation from the NFL led by commissioner Roger Goodell. And the Sunday Ticket package was among the topics of discussion, according to people familiar with the meeting.

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An informal chat is a very long way from a deal, so there’s no need to invest too much in the conversation quite yet. And I’m told that Goodell and other NFL executives are meeting with multiple Silicon Valley companies on this trip, which is one they make annually.

CBS, Fox and NBC have signed new contracts that see each of them paying roughly $1 billion annually for their Sunday games, while ESPN will pay nearly $2 billion per year for its Monday Night Football broadcast rights. These new contracts were an increase of some 60 percent from their previous deals.

There have been occasional rumors that NFL Sunday Ticket would be coming to the Apple TV, though nothing has come to fruition yet – however, given the recent additions of HBO Go and WatchESPN, Apple is clearly looking to make deals to increase the appeal of the Apple TV box. However, it remains to be seen if Tim Cook is interested in spending more than $1 billion per year on a „hobby“.




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